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#61 AnBr

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:41 AM

View PostTraveler, on 08 January 2019 - 08:30 AM, said:

The comments are frightening though.

I wonder how many are Russian bots and how many are simply Russian tools.
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:08 AM

Apparently, a lot of the comments were dated before the byline hour. How that can happen is beyond me, but their commonality sure suggests a bot attack. I cannot think Vermonters are that silly. Wish Charles were here.
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:12 AM

View PostPractical Girl, on 23 December 2018 - 11:00 AM, said:

Action or Distraction?. This email tells its own truth. Here's the thing: I was hoping Beto was going to run for Governor. Now I believe Julian Castro just might end up doing it. Beto? Go big or go home. Tell me when you read it- who can't see a national platform, forming? Is he the best- this time, this place? Nobody thought a thing about Obama, either.

I know it takes more than fancy prose to make a President. But at the very least- thank you, Beto.e no longer have faith in them, if there’s no way to count on government even functioning (three shutdowns this year alone), then perhaps ultimately we become open to something else. Whatever we choose to call it, whether we openly acknowledge it at all, my fear is that we will choose certainty, strength and predictability over this constant dysfunction, even if it comes at the price of our democracy (the press; the ballot box; the courts; congress and representative government).----

-----It’s action vs. distraction. One will save our democracy, the other will lead to its end.

- Beto"

Really Great post!
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Posted 16 January 2019 - 11:39 AM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (R-NY) is in. Here's a list from Time of the 6 announced candidates that looks like it will be kept up to date. I really have no idea who Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, or Richard Ojeda are but I'm afraid that allowing non-Democrat Sanders's to meddle in Democratic affairs is going to allow them to cause serious confusion and trouble. It was always going to be a clusterf*** but Bernie's ego is going to make it worse.
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